Published by Blue Kingfisher. Edited and text by Margrit Brehm.
Ouyang Chun: Painting the King gathers a single series by this Beijing-based artist, titled King. These large-scale (up to 20 feet wide) paintings narrate the tale of a king from Chinese antiquity, and are worked in tiny brushstrokes and gold leaf.
Chinese artist Ouyang Chun (born 1974) embraces the canvas as a space of free play, filling it with scribbles and notes in a glorious rainbow color palette. In the allegorical series Whales, Pirates and Good Intentions, innocence and depravity collide, as the artist reflects on autobiographical experience and excursions through the underbelly of contemporary Chinese society.
Published by Blue Kingfisher. Edited by Fang Fang, Lee Ambrozy, Gong Jian. Text by Ouyang Chun, Fang Fang, Lee Ambrozy.
Ouyang Chun was born in Beijing in 1974. This first monograph weighs in at 350 pages and includes full-page images of over 140 paintings which, with their bold palate and thick impasto, seem to nearly jump off the page. Essays by Fang Fang--founder of Beijing's Star Gallery--and Lee Ambrozy.